Calorie Counters - what are your favorite low calorie treats




SPIRITANGEL
08-08-2014, 01:45 PM
I need some ideas.

I like vita muffins in carrot cake 100 calories
kashi cookies- 140 calories
skinny cow sandwiches- 150 calories........


Candidcamster
08-08-2014, 07:23 PM
Hi, love this topic I am going to keep my eyes peeled for everyone else's choices but these are mine:
Boom Chicka Pop popcorn in White Cheddar (I believe a serving size is 2 1/2 cups at only 150 calories)
Vitamuffins any flavor, but my favorites are carrot cake & deep chocolate 100 calories each
Trader Joe's or Annie Chun's roasted seaweed (the whole package is only 60 calories, nice filler for chips & is very good for you)
Trader Joe's Milk Chocolate 100 calorie bars, these are great for a chocolate fix as I think they are regular chocolate just portion controlled.

CalCounter1003
08-09-2014, 10:54 AM
Nonni's biscotti. I like the chocolate one for 110 but there are several flavors.


Claygirl1518
08-10-2014, 12:00 PM
I love light and fit Greek yogurt. For 80 calories it really fills me up and its tasty. My husband and I also love making our own popcorn in a paper lunch bag. We just put in a couple tablespoons of popcorn kernels in a paper bag, fold it over twice, and pop it in the microwave for about 2:30. We put parmesan cheese and sea salt on it, or coconut oil. If we need a really tasty treat we top it with a mix of butter, brown sugar, and marshmallows. We are just very careful to measure how much of everything for accurate calorie counts. We also love fruttare mango popsicles and healthy choice vanilla bean frozen Greek yogurt. I also make homemade protein bars out of whey protein powder, oats, ground almonds, cranberries, coconut, and white chocolate; or a chocolate almond butter version with dark chocolate. Yum. I'm excited to see more ideas! Its always good to mix up our food, I get bored easily.

Calicofox
08-10-2014, 12:26 PM
fiber one brownies. 90 calories and is delicious with a cup of coffee <3 Also coffee is my favorite snack, Even if it has no calories it makes me feel full.

LilDazed
08-11-2014, 02:15 PM
Rice cakes! I like to put peanut butter or raspberry fruit spread on those suckers.

Candidcamster
08-14-2014, 05:10 PM
Just adding a renewed fondness for Laughing Cow Cheese wedges, especially on crackers, you can technically have a less than 100 calorie snack w/1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (35 calories) + 4 Trader Joe's Flaxseed Water Crackers (1 serving and it's 60 calories). Plus you'll get some Omega 3 from the crackers.

df180
08-14-2014, 05:31 PM
I don't eat it often, but a little bit of frozen yogurt with frozen grapes and berries is really good.

StarvingPoet
08-16-2014, 07:02 PM
When I snack it's usually with grapes or almonds. :)

SeeMyFeet
08-16-2014, 08:04 PM
Good topic..and timely as i'm going to the grocery soon and I need ideas.

Grapes...cantaloupe....apple slices in a bag with a tiny sprinkle of brown sugar, cinnamon, & nutmeg (yum tastes like apple pie!).... watermelon.....oooooo which thread is this? Hope it's not the atkins forum! Typing on the cell so it's difficult to check.

I used to eat pistachios, but I got sick of them (id dispense 1/4 C into boxesl), 1/4 pita w/ 1T hummus (quit eating bread & pasta).

...keep posting!......need more ideas.

xRiotGirl
08-16-2014, 08:24 PM
Just adding a renewed fondness for Laughing Cow Cheese wedges, especially on crackers, you can technically have a less than 100 calorie snack w/1 Laughing Cow cheese wedge (35 calories) + 4 Trader Joe's Flaxseed Water Crackers (1 serving and it's 60 calories). Plus you'll get some Omega 3 from the crackers.


OMG second this! I just discovered these a few months ago, along with Special K Cracker Chips...30 of them is 110 calories and I usually have 2 cheese wedges with 10 crackers. That's just a little over 100 cals for the whole thing. Hard to beat for me..

As far as sweet treats, I've fallen in love with these Kupiec brand Dark Chocolate Rice cakes. They are delicious for only 70 calories. Nestle push pops are only about 80 calories each and they are reallly good. I also second the Skinny Cow candies/ice cream.

Unfortunately, I don't really have any 'go-to' options for low cal sweets...when I want something, I want something specific, so to just go for something I keep on hand wouldn't really satisfy my sweet tooth. It's rough!

itsmejessica
08-21-2014, 09:26 AM
Turkey pepperoni.
I love them. 15 = 80 cals

Liz46
08-21-2014, 10:36 AM
I have so many favorite snacks. The top 5 right now are probably:

Cheese Nips 140 calories per 29 crackers (30 g.)
Lance's Cheddar Popcorn - 130 calories per 2 cups (21 g.)
Outshine Coconut Waters/ Pinapple Popsicle - 60 calories per 1 popsicle
Fudge Pops - 40 calories per 1 popsicle
Banana Pops - 40 calories per 1 popsicle

blackbutterfly
09-12-2014, 11:17 PM
frozen grapes! They taste just like candy

xRiotGirl
09-13-2014, 10:59 PM
I just tried something really delicious - they are called Yasso Frozen Greek Yogurt bars. Basically, they're imitation ice cream bars. But they taste amazing, not 'healthy' or 'low cal' at all. And they're only 100 calories! Oh, and also not skimpy on the size. It was about $3.50 for a box of 4 where I'm at, so that's a little less than $1 per bar. Apparently they have a bunch of flavors, but I tried the sea salt and caramel. :)

IanG
09-14-2014, 01:49 AM
Oysters.

superherothin
09-14-2014, 07:14 PM
I like popcorn, grapes, and bananas.

Claygirl1518
09-15-2014, 05:03 PM
Right now my favorite indulgence is a half cup of plain chobani greek yogurt with 1/4 packet of sugar free jello (cheesecake flavor, white choc, etc) mixed in. If I want I can crumble a graham cracker on top and it takes like indulgent cheesecake for 80 calories! awesome.

I just made greek yogurt popsicles! I'm so excited to try them. I've had the greek yogurt pops from the store before, and liked them, so I want to see if my new pudding/greek yogurt works frozen at home. I mixed the oreo pudding with greek yogurt and the pops are 120 cals each, but I did use the sugary oreo pudding. If I use sugar free I think they'll be about 60 cals each. I'll keep experimenting!

Also, parsnip chips. YUM! slice up parsnips, toss in olive oil. Then I toss them in a bag with arrowroot powder (or cornstarch), garlic powder, paprika, seasoning salt and cumin and bake at 450 for about 15 mins. sooo good. even my husband thought they were awesome. I do the same with sweet potatoes I've run through my spiralizer, they're really good too.

Sweet pototoes make great veggie noodles too. White sweet potatoes are perfect as veggie noodles and they look like pasta (sneaky!)

Liz46 I LOVE those outshine coconut waters with pineapple pops. So good. I also love fruttare mango popsicles. I'm going to try to make the coconut/pinapple ones at home, but I'm on a greek yogurt kick right now... clearly.

Liz46
09-15-2014, 09:38 PM
Claygirl, the "cheesecake" dessert sounds delicious! I'm going to have to try that!

If you do try the coconut/pineapple pops, please share the recipe! Thank you!

Claygirl1518
09-20-2014, 01:29 PM
well, the oreo greek yogurt popsicles were awesome.

Recipe:

1 cup greek yogurt (whatever you prefer. I used costco's brand which is pretty good, fage 2% is also good)
1/2 a package of dry mix oreo pudding
stevia if you want less of the greek yogurt taste

mix well (add almond milk a little at a time if it's too thick, I usually put in about 1/8 cup) Put in molds, let freeze and enjoy!

If you're concerned about the sugar, you can always use sugar free pudding which is also good, and maybe throw in some dark chocolate chips (i'm trying that next!)

jmh6251
09-26-2014, 01:13 AM
Popcorn is my all time favorite, I love salty. Also baked fries. I take a potato cut it up in the shape of french fries and bake them in the oven until they are crunchy and delicious

VioletDolphin83
09-27-2014, 09:40 PM
Cheese sticks, yoghurt, bananas, apples, weight watchers fruit tubs, lollipops (occasional treat), skinny cow ice creams (another occasional treat).

muguet
09-27-2014, 10:43 PM
unsweetened dried fruit!! I love prunes, apricots, apples, mangoes, anything really. so yummy and full of fibre!

sheryljoyce53
10-01-2014, 08:55 AM
I like the 50 calorie cheese sticks, also I've just discovered Jalapeno Almonds! 170 cals for 28 of them, which is a very nice handful. They are very satisfying. I love spicy food, and these almonds are so flavorful.